Olivia Coombs began her training in ballet under the direction of Jessica Wilson at Ballet Workshop of New England. Olivia then studied at the Alonzo King Lines Ballet Training Program for two years where she performed in works by Alonzo King, Maurya Kerr, Sidra Bell, Iratxe Ansa, Gregory Dawson, Kara Davis, and Erik Wagner. Olivia apprenticed with Dawson Wallace Dance Project in Denver for one season. She has also performed work by Ismael Ivo as part of a special research project at ImpulsTanz in Vienna, Austria and Sao Paulo, Brazi.
Jen Passios received her early dance training at Michelle Goodwin’s School of Dance. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Dance and Biology from Mount Holyoke College where she received the Helen Rogers Award. Jen has performed at the Boulder Fringe Festival, the First Friday Series at the Institute of Contemporary Art, tthe 2018 New Balance International Conference, and Inside/Out Festival at Jacob’s Pillow. She will receive her first on-screen dance credit upon the December 2019 release of the feature length film “Little Women” (Columbia Pictures) directed by Greta Gerwig and choreographed by Monica Bill Barnes.
Taimy Miranda graduated as a professional dancer and teacher from the Escuela Nacional de Danza Moderna y Folclórica (ENA), La Habana, Cuba. She started her professional career in the Danza Contemporánea de Cuba company and later danced with the MalPaso Dance Company, working with choreographers such as Trey McIntyre, Osnel Delgado, Ron K. Brown. After moving to Arizona in 2016 she focused on creating, teaching and performing. She has worked with award winning dance artists Mary Fitzgerald, Liz Lerman and has been Guest Artist in Residency for numerous universities around US. Taimy was recently nominated for the Arizona Mayor's Art Award to receive the "Alley Award".
JESSIE JEANNE STINNETT
Jessie Jeanne Stinnett received a BFA in Dance Performance from The Boston Conservatory and an MFA in Creative Practice: Dance Professional Pathway from Trinity Laban Conservatoire, in conjunction with Independent Dance/Siobhan Davies Dance. She has performed for the Metropolitan Opera, Tate Britain, Prometheus Dance, Anna Myer and Dancers, Rebecca Rice, The Boston Baroque Opera, and Bard College’s SummerScape Festival. Jessie’s choreographic work has been described by Hannah Chanatry of WBUR as “conceptually driven performance that unpacks the complexities of being female, and pushes the academic boundaries of choreography.” Her work has been sustained in part by grants from The Boston Foundation with support from The Barr Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, and Fidelity Charitable.
Isvel Bello Rodríguez is a freelance contemporary dancer and creator. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Contemporary Dance from University of Arts (ISA) and is a graduate from The National School of Modern and Afro Cuban Folklore (ENA), both located in Havana, Cuba. Isvel was a former dancer at Compañía Danza Espiral and MalPaso Dance Company from Cuba among other independent and experimental projects. His solo performance “Tokonoma” has been awarded with the Critic's Award in the National Competition of Solamente Solos and with the Ramiro Guerra Award, in Cuba. He has worked with choreographers such as Liliam Padrón, Osnel Delgado Relinde Moors, Trey McItyre, Ronal K. Brown, Rosi Herrera and has performed at several dance festivals in Netherlands, Mexico, Ecuador, France, Venezuela, Martinique, Canada, USA, as well as The Joyce Theater (NYC) and Ted Shawn Theater at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival (Massachusetts).
Khristopher Henry is a native of Boston and is a BFA graduate of the University of Hartford at the Hartt School. He began his training at the Origination Cultural Arts Center and Boston Arts Academy. While a student, Khristopher has had experience with choreographers Nathan Trice, Catherine Young, Desmond Richardson, Dwight Rhoden, Norbert De La Cruz, Brain Arias, and Yoshito Sakuraba. Khristopher will be joining Urbanity Dance as a company dancer for their upcoming coming 2019-2020 season.
Henoch Spinola, a native of Cape Verde Islands, began his classical training with Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre in Cambridge, MA, graduating from the Young Dancers Program in 2006 to become a full company member 2007. After leaving JMBT, Henoch began working with Prometheus Dance from 2011–2012, along with other dance companies local to Boston. He then moved to New York City to dance in a work by Itzik Galili at the Metropolitan Opera from 2013-2014. He recently completed the Master of Fine Arts program within the Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice Pathway at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.
Gabriela M. Amy-Moreno began her serious dance training at the Boston Arts Academy in Boston, MA. She is a recent graduate from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she earned her BFA in Contemporary Dance. Gabriela has performed works by Dylan Crossman, Natalie Desch, Stephanie Batten-Bland, Paul Taylor, Martha Graham, Ming Lung-Yang, Aszure Barton, Jose Limon, Ohad Naharin, Juel D. Lane, Trish Casey and more. She is thrilled to be joining Boston Dance Theater this season as an apprentice.